The Kadin (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Nov 16, 2010 - Fiction - 448 pages
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Abducted from a life of privilege, she was sold into slavery in a distant land. For Lady Janet Leslie there would be no escaping the harem of the wealthy and powerful Sultan Selim. But from the moment the handsome ruler spied his breathtaking "Cyra," was captivated -- by the fiery desire that coursed through his veins. She belonged to him, body and soul -yet it was he who was enslaved.

Praised for her keen sense of history and remarkable storytelling powers, the bestselling author of The Spitfire displays the passionate magic that has made her a national favorite -sweeping the reader into the romantic past, from the magnificence of Renaissance Europe to the perfumed splendor of a Sultan's court.


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User Review  - c1prettywoman - Walmart

My sisters favorite book, her;s was getting worn from all the re-reads. Wanted to get her a new one, might even read it myself. She loves it. Says it is a"page turner". Read full review

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My favorite book ever! I could retread this book a million times and it would never get old. Read full review



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Page 263 - If any of my successors fill it with copper, let the Treasury be sealed with his seal, if not, let them continue to seal it with my seal." In fact, until the day when the Palace of Topkapu was converted into a museum, the door of the Treasury was sealed with his seal.
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Page 181 - For a long moment they looked at each other in silence. Then the sultan spoke. "It is you who should be my heir," he said, and, turning abruptly, he strode back into the palace, leaving Selim astounded.
Page 216 - Her hair was wound in a coronet of braids about her head and covered with a small pink gauze veil.

About the author (2010)

Beatrice Small lives with her husband, George;
Deuteromony, the long-haired Maine Coon Cat;
Checquers, the fat black and white cat with the pink
ears; Nicky the Cockatiel; and Gilberto, the cranky
Half-Moon Conure, in the English speaking
community in New York State. The family heir, Tom,
is now a college man. Beatrice Small is the author of
The Kadin, Love Wild and Fair, Adora,
Skye O'Malley, Unconquered, Beloved,
All The Sweet Tomorrows,
This Heart Of Mine, Enchantress Mine,
Blaze Wyndham, Lost Love Found,
The Spitfire, and A Love For All Time.
She loves hearing from her readers. You can write to
her at P.O. Box 765, Southold, NY 11971

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